Impact Stories

Mentorship is at the core of our program. GEM mentor and mentee stories bring the program to life, and show the direct impact our program has on the lives of young high school girls across GTA. 

Ameera, GEM Alumna

“GEM allowed me to let the confidence I knew I had all along shine through. Mentorship provided me with the tools I needed to succeed. Having a mentor who would listen to me without judgment and help me to control my anxiety, gave me confidence.  After GEM, I have a clear vision of where I want to go and what I want to do – nothing will stand in my way!”


Jennifer, GEM Mentor

“I became a mentor to provide support to high school girls facing barriers. I genuinely enjoy getting to know GEM girls whom I have no doubt will become our future leaders! We discuss goal setting, accessing post-secondary education, networking and time management. GEM provides female students with the opportunity to gain access to and feel comfortable in a professional environment and meet and dialogue with many professional women.”

Shanza, GEM Alumna

“When I first started the GEM program, I was extremely nervous and super awkward. I found myself struggling to make conversations and felt really alone and nervous. As I began to be surrounded by amazing women, it became easier for me to start conversations. GEM taught me how to improve my interpersonal and my networking skills. I am no longer that awkward girl in the corner who is nervous to speak to new people – I can say that with confidence!”

Invest in the next generation of girls.

GEM in funded by the generous support of companies, individuals and people like you. Currently, 70% of applicants are turned away due to lack of funding. Invest in the next generation of girls.  Take action and donate now because #mentorshipmatters.

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